This means that your daughter is sitting around and socializing instead of working on her art. She may spend a lot of time when she’s at home but I suspect she doesn’t spend time working when she’s in class because it’s more fun to talk to her friend. You need to negotiate with your mother. Her fears must be addressed since she’s said something that may be suspicious. She may think that she’s protecting you but you are rapidly leaving the age when she can continue to so. Ask. Listen. Do not argue. See if the two of you can come to an agreement. I have met this girl, let’s call her Lily. At first, she wasn’t friendly with me. She was making fun of me because I wasn’t wearing branded clothes, I was wearing glasses (I have myopia)…She also found that my pronunciation was funny and tried to make me tell words so she could tease me.
Well, I am the oldest grandchild of a man I’ve been told was both very charismatic and rather mean man who had a bit of a reputation as a less than honorable scoundrel. He died back in the seventies when I was a young teenager. I remember that after he died, there was a big family uproar over where my grandfather had hidden his “money sock” before he died. This so-called money sick was actually a large, locked cigar box purported to contain a large sum of money (in the half-million dollar range) that supposedly everyone knew about but no one knew where he would have stashed it.
Some felt he’d buried it on the property (he owned around 160 acres of mostly rocky scrub land with clay hills, impenetrable forest and rocky ravines. He was able to farm about half of it for a living). During the debate, some interesting facts emerged that I never knew. The first surprise was when my aunts and uncles discussed their vague memories as children of bonfires in the woods in the middle of the night. It turns out that they were remembering rallies, cross burnings and lynchings by the K K K in the back field (out of sight of prying eyes) and that my grandfather had served as the grand dragon of the state in which he lived.
They said he was easy to recognize because he stood a head and shoulders over everyone else and he was proud of his position and did not wear the hood like most everyone else. The kids were threatened with a serious “whoopin” if they told anyone about their Daddy’s “parties.” Another secret that came out was that even though my grandmother was his legal wife, the nature of their relationship was more of a master-slave type arrangement. She was Please leave a writing thing I usually copy and paste that way have to stop you know I didn’t have the full account data.
To cut things short, I ended up on vacation at my sister’s home, 120 miles from home when things got really bad. I was sent home by emergency transport where my doc was waiting for me and after surgery, the surgeon told my doc when he opened me, there was quite a mess inside. The infection had leaked after my appendix perforated and scar tissue was already forming and had enclosed my right ovary against my abdominal wall. The ovary would have to come out, and soon. During the ‘90s, I had a debacle with my appendix. I would visit the ER every month with excruciating pain and after examination and tests, they would send me home with the diagnosis of “female problems”. My family doctor spoke to a few surgeons and told them he just knew it was my appendix, would they please take a look around? They all refused.
To explain this: Where I come from, we use to pronounce two syllables, li and ni, a little more tense, so, for example, she was asking me to tell the word likos (λύκος, meaning wolf) . I, of course, don’t understand when I am doing it and I have also noticed that many people say it WAY more tense than I use to. And of course I am not the only one that uses some kind of “dialect”at university, since students come from different parts of Greece. As you can understand, we didn’t really get along. Until, one morning, she messaged me on Instagram, asking me to call her, something which I did. She then told me that she wanted some notes from a previous class and that she had a fight with her previous company.